If there are job openings at the Hubrecht Institute, you will find them below this text. Open applications should be sent directly to the respective group leader.
People are the most valuable asset of the Hubrecht Institute. Many young people work at the Hubrecht, making the average age of employees very low. All employees are appreciated for their contribution to the success of the institute. It is important to the institute that people feel safe and work together well. This is reflected by a broad introduction program, yearly evaluation meetings and regular drinks and outings to improve integration, collaboration and relaxation.
The more than 60 postdocs at the Hubrecht Institute are informally organized through the postdoc committee with close connections to the Career Development Committee (CDC). In turn, the CDC has close ties to the Knowledge Transfer Office of the KNAW. The CDC relays information about seminars and workshops that are useful for postdocs during and after their academic career. The postdoc committee itself organizes “Life after Postdoc” sessions to prepare the postdocs for the next step in their career in academia, education, industry or elsewhere. Senior postdocs have access to the academic leadership workshop that is organized regularly at the Hubrecht by EMBL. A postdoc fellowship grant committee, consisting of Hubrecht group leaders, provides support to postdocs in writing applications and by practicing grant interviews.
Currently, there are more than 70 PhD students at the Hubrecht Institute. All of these PhD students are affiliated with the Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology (CS&D, www.csnd.nl)) program of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). As such, they can attend the complete range of courses organized by the PhD Course Centre. In addition, the CS&D program organizes a yearly masterclass with international speakers and a yearly retreat in which PhD students present their research to each other. At the start of their PhD, the PhD students draft a Training & Supervision Agreement (TSA). The TSA functions as a contract that ensures proper supervision, training and education during the PhD trajectory. This includes yearly meetings with a supervisory committee, which includes 2-3 independent researchers.
The PhD students at the Hubrecht Institute form a lively community with a PhD committee that addresses issues that involve all PhD students. PhD students form a group of young professionals with a high work load and concomitant high stress levels and high risk of burn-out. This is recognized (inter)nationally and at the Hubrecht Institute, an approach to mitigate this problem includes a buddy system in which first year PhD students are coupled to third- or fourth-year PhD students to exchange experiences.
The Hubrecht Institute provides internships to MSc students of universities and to BSc students of the universities for applied sciences (Hogescholen). All students with an interest in developmental biology and stem cell research are welcome. Interested students should contact the group leader of their preferred research group.
Are you interested in working at the Hubrecht Institute? Have a look at our vacancies below. Open applications should be sent directly to the respective group leader.